Alan Wernick
FSB FisherBroyles, LLP


Northbrook, IL 60062, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech

Be on guard or pay the price

Imagine a business that hires an employee who brings with him computer programs he wrote for his prior employer, which he offers for use at his new employer. The new employer incorporates and uses those computer programs in the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Is your business really PCI compliant?

If your business accepts credit cards, then you are at risk for potential liability in the event of a data breach. You need to be aware of the importance of keeping your customers' personal information secure. Many businesses…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Grasping derivative works, copyrights

Who really owns the content of your website? Does your business use third parties to provide you with creative content such as photographs or text for your website or promotional and marketing materials? Just because you paid…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reorganizations and licenses

As the global economy exits the recent economic downturn and businesses go through more reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, companies must not forget the importance of the information technology licenses in these…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquistions, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Legal Fog

Cloud computing is one of the current waves in information technology. This article explores some of the key legal issues in cloud computing. Cloud computing allows the user to transfer many (if not all) of the user’s…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquistions, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy and liability in a connected world

Computing connectivity is usually equated with convenience. Plug in the USB memory device you carry in your pocket to the company network, download the business data, and off you (and the data) go. Quick. Easy. And potentially…more
 /  Electronic Discovery, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Arbitration begins with the contract

Arbitration, one form of alternative dispute resolution, is an integral part of the fabric of many agreements. How an arbitration clause is drafted can have a significant impact in the event of a dispute involving the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Illinois Consumer Data Breach Notification Law Takes Effect

Addressing the growing concerns about identity theft and data breach, the Illinois Governor on June 16, 2005, signed into law the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”). This law applies to privately and publicly…more
 /  Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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